Letter from Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance

Dear Alumni and Friends of Yale,

Do you work for a nonprofit? Are you volunteering at a mission-driven organization or perhaps serving as a board member? Are you seeking help in launching or advancing a social impact program? If so, please join us Wednesday, June 21st, from 6 to 8pm at Friends Center City, located at 22 South Front Street, as we re-convene the Philadelphia Chapter of YANA, the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance. Joan Countryman ’66 M.Arch has graciously offered to host.

YANA was formed in 2011 in New York by a small group of like-minded, mission-driven Yale alums who envisioned organizing Yale’s social purpose community and leveraging the power of this network for the greater social good. YANA is now a 501(c)(3) with official Chapters in various regions throughout the US, including Denver, New England, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Last year the Yale Alumni Board of Governors recognized YANA with the AYA Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year.

Please join us on June 21st to learn more about YANA, including our mission, our work, and how you can get meaningfully engaged. One of our near term objectives is to form a Chapter Leadership Team – 6 to 8 alums working collaboratively to map out the goals, strategy, and programming for Philadelphia. At the meeting, I look forward to hearing your ideas and aspirations, as well addressing any questions you may have about the future direction of YANA and how we might better serve the needs of our mission-driven alumni.

If you can attend please contact me directly at chair@yalenonprofitalliance.org. If you cannot attend please feel free to share your comments or questions so we can include them in our ensuing discussions. Many thanks – I look forward to seeing you June 21st!


Ken Inadomi ’76
Founder & Chair
Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance
YANA: 4-Time Winner of the Yale Board of Governors Excellence Award
Working together, Giving back, Changing lives

PS: Friends Center City is located at 22 South Front Street in Philadelphia. There is street parking as well as a parking lot on Front Street. The Center is just a short walk from the 2nd Street subway station and several SEPTA bus lines terminate at Front and Market.